This article explores the three Cs: create, curate, and collaborate. “Move Over Three Rs, Here Comes the Three Cs”

Our friends at TED have posted a video of Sarah Kay, a spoken word poet. She shares two insightful and refined poems.

Need a good read? Try a graphic novel. The following link lists some of the best graphic novels for first time readers. Some of the novels would be ideal for the classroom.

http://io9.com/5859819/awesome-graphic-novels-that-even-non+comics-readers-will-love-as-gifts

I recently came across a blog post proposing a great question.  What should come first… the book or the movie?  This question could lead to an engaging discussion about the affordances of novels and film.

http://bookblob.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/what-should-come-first/

http://www.thefirstgrader-themovie.com/

There is a serious need to improve students` ability to use web searches while researching. Luckily, Google has recently launched a fun activity that students can enjoy while tuning those search skills. Every day there`s a puzzle that you need to solve by using your Google skills.

Warning: This is a lot of fun

http://agoogleaday.com

You may think you’ve read every Dr. Seuss book a hundred times over, but I can pretty much guarantee that there’s one you haven’t read.  A new publication features some long lost Dr. Seuss that haven’t been seen in decades.

http://boingboing.net/2011/10/27/the-bippolo-seed-and-other-lost-stories-trove-of-lost-dr-seuss-stories.html

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“We now live in a world where information is potentially unlimited. Information is cheap, but meaning is expensive. Where is the meaning? Only human beings can tell you where it is. We’re extracting meaning from our minds and our own lives.” George Dyson

This article shares some of the examples of contemporary visual storytelling while featuring an incredibly interesting book entitled Visual Storytelling: Inspiring a New Visual Language.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/10/25/visual-storytelling-gestalten/

This video would make a great introduction to a unit about film.  However, be warned because the video may make you nauseous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-hxH8DOoB0

Don’t you love it when you hand out a new exciting novel to the class and all they can talk about is the smell of the books? Well, this article may not solve that problem but at least the conversation can be a little more enlightened.

http://mhpbooks.com/42609/the-smell-of-old-books-explained-done/